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This tutorial will show you how to set up MediaStreamer on PlayStation 4 by changing your PS4 DNS settings.
Note: MediaStreamer DNS is not a VPN. It does not offer the same privacy and security benefits as a VPN.
To use the MediaStreamer DNS servers, you have to sign up and register your DDNS hostname, and get your DNS server IP address on the ExpressVPN website.
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1. Sign up and register your DDNS hostname
If you have a dynamic IP address, it means you are assigned a different IP address each time you log on to your device.
Dynamic IP addresses make it difficult to use MediaStreamer to access online services. A DDNS resolves this issue.
Before proceeding, please set up a static hostname using DDNS and register the hostname with ExpressVPN.
2. Get your DNS server IP address
To set up MediaStreamer on your PS4, you will need to obtain the DNS server IP address. You will then enter it in your PS4 DNS settings.
Open the Welcome Email you received when you signed up for ExpressVPN. Click Set Up ExpressVPN.
If you cannot find the email, sign in to your ExpressVPN account.
Click Set Up Other Devices.
Select PlayStation on the left side of the screen. On the right, you will find the MediaStreamer DNS server IP address.
Keep this browser window open. You will need this information for the setup later.
3. Configure the DNS servers on your PS4
Select Set Up Internet Connection.
For How do you want to connect to the network?, select Use Wi-Fi or Use a LAN Cable, depending on how your PlayStation is connected to the internet.
Click Yes to use your existing Wi-Fi settings if you are prompted.
For How do you want to set up the Internet connection?, select Custom.
Choose your current Wi-Fi connection and enter the password.
For IP Address Settings, select Automatic.
For DHCP Host Name, select Do Not Specify.
For DNS Settings, select Manual.
Select Primary DNS.
Enter the MediaStreamer DNS server IP address you found earlier. Select Done.
Leave the Secondary DNS as is. Select Next.
For MTU Settings, select Automatic.
For Proxy Server, select Do Not Use.
For Internet Settings Updated, select Test Internet Connection.
You must restart your PS4 for the DNS changes to take place.
Congratulations! You now have access to MediaStreamer on your PS4.
Restore DNS settings
On your PS4, Go to Settings > Network > Set Up Internet Connection. Select your internet connection method, then select Custom. Select the following options:
IP Address Settings: Select Automatic.
DHCP hostname: Select Do Not Specify.
DNS Settings: Select Automatic.
MTU Settings: Select Automatic.
Proxy Server: Select Do Not Use.
The screen will read “Internet settings updated.” You have now restored your DNS settings.